Nicholson, Mississippi

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Population in 2010: 3,092.
Males: 1,664  (53.8%)
Females: 1,428  (46.2%)
Median resident age:

32.1 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,948
Nicholson:

$42,948
MS:

$43,529

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,110

Nicholson CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $130,418
Nicholson:

$130,418
MS:

$120,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $127,314; detached houses: $97,336; mobile homes: $202,653

Median gross rent in 2017: $648.

March 2019 cost of living index in Nicholson: 75.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 43.3%
(44.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.7% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Nicholson, MS (2010)
    • 2,48280.3%White alone
    • 3079.9%Black alone
    • 1886.1%Hispanic
    • 842.7%Two or more races
    • 160.5%Asian alone
    • 130.4%American Indian alone
    • 10.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.03%Other race alone

Races in Nicholson detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Nicholson, Mississippi as of December 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Nicholson is 2,774 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: American (26.3%), English (10.6%), Irish (6.4%), German (5.8%), European (5.4%), French (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 47 feet

15 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.5%
Mississippi:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $626 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $371 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gulfport, MS (37.2 miles , pop. 71,127).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (41.1 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (343.9 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Picayune, MS (1.9 miles ),
Hide-A-Way Lake, MS (2.8 miles ),
Pearl River, LA (2.8 miles ),
Slidell, LA (3.8 miles ),
Kiln, MS (4.0 miles ),
Pearlington, MS (4.1 miles ),
Sun, LA (4.1 miles ),
Lacombe, LA (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 30.48 N, Longitude: 89.69 W

Distribution of median household income in Nicholson, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Nicholson, MS in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.7%
Mississippi:

4.8%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 61.4. This is better than average.

City:

61.4
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.83. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.83
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.38. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.38
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Tornado activity:

Nicholson-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 64% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/19/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.4 miles away from the Nicholson place center injured 8 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/19/1980, a category F3 tornado 31.4 miles away from the place center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Nicholson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 185.9 miles away from Nicholson center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 150.6 miles away from Nicholson center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 346.7 miles away from Nicholson center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 248.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 182.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 171.9 miles away from Nicholson center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pearl River County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Nicholson:

  • HIGHLAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; PICAYUNE, MS)
  • PEARL RIVER DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; PICAYUNE, MS)
  • FMCNA - SLIDELL (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; SLIDELL, LA)
  • POTTER'S CLAY COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 12 miles away; SLIDELL, LA)
  • ST PETER THE FISHERMAN COMMUNI (Hospital, about 13 miles away; SLIDELL, LA)
  • GREENBRIAR COMMUNITY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SLIDELL, LA)
  • GREENBRIAR NURSING AND CONVALESCENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SLIDELL, LA)

Amtrak stations near Nicholson:

  • 4 miles: PICAYUNE (U.S. 11 & TATE ST.) . Services: free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 15 miles: SLIDELL (1827 FRONT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Nicholson:

  • Pearl River Community College (about 28 miles; Poplarville, MS; Full-time enrollment: 3,074)
  • University of New Orleans (about 39 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 8,201)
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (about 39 miles; Perkinston, MS; FT enrollment: 8,320)
  • Delgado Community College (about 42 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 12,843)
  • Xavier University of Louisiana (about 44 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 2,492)
  • Tulane University of Louisiana (about 46 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 11,089)
  • Loyola University New Orleans (about 46 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 3,912)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Nicholson: Nicholson Volunteer Fire Department (A), Magnolia Personal Care Home (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Nicholson include: Red Hill Church (A), Westlawn Baptist Church (B), Cedar Grove Church (C), Jackson Landing Road Church (D), Old Palestine Church (E), Emanuel Baptist Church (F), Nicholson First Baptist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Mill Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Pearl River County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

68.1%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

9.2%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Nicholson:

Marital status in Nicholson, MS
  • Never married: 31.4%
  • Now married: 51.6%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 0.8%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

For population 25 years and over in Nicholson:

  • High school or higher: 73.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Mississippi average:

11.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Nicholson, MS (based on Pearl River County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant26,65563
Catholic4,0792
Other2,2605
Mainline Protestant1,91810
Black Protestant1,1106
None19,812-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Pearl River County:

1.75 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Pearl River County:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 40
Pearl River County:

7.02 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
Pearl River County:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.6%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Pearl River County:

30.4%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.8%
Mississippi:

14.4%

6.09% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,392 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
Mississippi average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from St. Tammany Parish, LA  1.29% ($43,288 average AGI)
from Hancock County, MS  0.60% ($40,596)
from Jefferson Parish, LA  0.35% ($55,754)


5.78% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,046 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
Mississippi average:

6.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to St. Tammany Parish, LA  0.93% ($29,906 average AGI)
to Hancock County, MS  0.75% ($42,163)
to Harrison County, MS  0.38% ($39,364)

Businesses in Nicholson, MS

  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Nicholson:

  • WRJW (1320 AM; 5 kW; PICAYUNE, MS; Owner: PEARL RIVER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WRPM (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POPLARVILLE, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERS)
  • WTIX (690 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WTIX, INC.)
  • WBSL (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BAY ST. LOUIS, MS; Owner: HANCOCK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WYLD (940 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WROA (1390 AM; 5 kW; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: DOWDY/DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTNI (1640 AM; 10 kW; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WSLA (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SLIDELL, LA; Owner: MAPA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Nicholson:

  • WOPR (94.7 FM; LACOMBE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZKX (107.9 FM; BAY ST. LOUIS, MS; Owner: DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKSY (106.1 FM; PICAYUNE, MS; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS, LLC)
  • WZNF (95.3 FM; LUMBERTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WAOY (91.7 FM; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WMAH-FM (90.3 FM; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WNOE-FM (101.1 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNO-FM (99.5 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKZN (105.3 FM; KENNER, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WQUE-FM (93.3 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLMG (101.9 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEZB (97.1 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTKL (95.7 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WYLD-FM (98.5 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Nicholson:

  • WUPL (Channel 54; SLIDELL, LA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WXXV-TV (Channel 25; GULFPORT, MS; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK OF MISSISSIPPI, INC.)
  • WLOX (Channel 13; BILOXI, MS; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WMAH-TV (Channel 19; BILOXI, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • WGNO (Channel 26; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NEW ORLEANS, INC.)
  • WNOL-TV (Channel 38; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NEW ORLEANS, INC.)
  • WLAE-TV (Channel 32; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WPXL (Channel 49; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYES-TV (Channel 12; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: GREATER NEW ORLEANS ED TV FOUNDATION)
  • WBXN-CA (Channel 10; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WVUE (Channel 8; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: EMMIS TELEIVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • W26BR (Channel 26; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WWL-TV (Channel 4; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WWL-TV, INC.)
  • WDSU (Channel 6; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: NEW ORLEANS HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
Nicholson fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Nicholson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 197ft / 60.1mTotal length
  • $2,436,224,000Total costs
  • 80,100Total average daily traffic
  • 11,138Total average daily truck traffic
  • 62,750Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Nicholson, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 72010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Nicholson, MS

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Nicholson)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • I 59 1 Mi E (Lat: 30.476306 Lon: -89.680056), Call Sign: KUA791,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.665 MHz, 154.905 MHz, 155.460 MHz, 155.490 MHz, Grant Date: 02/27/2014, Expiration Date: 03/17/2024, Registrant: Ms Dept. Of Transportation, 2567 N. West Street, Jackson, MS 39215, Phone: (601) 359-1513, Fax: (601) 359-5388, Email:
  • I59 .8 Mi E (Lat: 30.477417 Lon: -89.681444), Call Sign: KUA792,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.665 MHz, 154.905 MHz, 155.460 MHz, 155.490 MHz, Grant Date: 02/27/2014, Expiration Date: 03/17/2024, Registrant: Ms Dept Of Transportation, 2552 N Mill Street, Jackson, MS 39215, Phone: (601) 359-1513, Fax: (601) 359-5388, Email:
  • Interstate Hwy 59 1 Mi E (Lat: 30.476306 Lon: -89.680056), Call Sign: KUA793, Licensee ID: L00001601,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.520 MHz, 155.520 MHz, Grant Date: 08/23/2000, Expiration Date: 09/25/2005, Cancellation Date: 11/16/2001, Registrant: State Of Mississippi, Jackson, MS 39215-1850, Phone: (601) 354-6206
  • Interstate Hwy 59 .8 Mi E (Lat: 30.477417 Lon: -89.681444), Call Sign: KUA794, Licensee ID: L00001601,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.520 MHz, Grant Date: 08/23/2000, Expiration Date: 09/25/2005, Cancellation Date: 11/16/2001, Registrant: State Of Mississippi, Jackson, MS 39215-1850, Phone: (601) 354-6206

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 16. The highest number of fires - 50 took place in 2011, and the least - 0 in 2009. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Nicholson, MS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (57.5%), and Structure Fires (28.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Nicholson, MS
    • 14557.5%Outside Fires
    • 7228.6%Structure Fires
    • 197.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 166.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Nicholson, MS
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Nicholson, MS
  • 76.7%Electricity
  • 10.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.2%Utility gas
  • 2.0%No fuel used
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Nicholson, MS
  • 77.3%Electricity
  • 22.7%Utility gas


Nicholson compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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